Ni Wayan Dayuh, 75, is a farmer and housewife living in Gianyar
Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To be a good person so the Gods will love you and your life will be easier.
Whatâ€™s most important?
Independence â€“ to be free to do what you want to in life.
What advice would you give the younger generations?
Get on well with your friends and family, and donâ€™t cause arguments. This way we call all live together in peace.
Are you worried about dying?
Yes, I am worried about it. I want to have a long life.
When was the happiest time of your life?
When I was a young girl. Back then I had a lot of friends and weâ€™d chat together and go places. We all helped each other.
And the worst?
Now. I feel very old and lonely.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Itâ€™s about keeping your emotions in check and trying to understand other peopleâ€™s feelings by seeing their problems from their point of view.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Because of a lack of communication, which leads to misunderstandings. No one really wants wars; everyone, I believe, wants peace.
So is a peaceful world impossible?
No. Itâ€™s possible.
Are you disappointed with your life or happy at whatâ€™s happened?
Iâ€™m happy, because the Gods have given me everything I need.
How old do you feel?
Very old â€“ 80.
Is there anything you still want to do?
Is one lifetime enough?
Yes it is; life is about suffering. (BT/AS)Filed under: LifeTimes